The Digest: Facebook goes to work… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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Facebook targets workplaces with new professional networking site | The Guardian

“Facebook is taking aim at the likes of Google and LinkedIn with a bid to drive business users to the social networking site. The company is developing a site called Facebook at Work that will allow users to chat and collaborate on documents with colleagues, and connect with contacts.”

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Broadband speed adverts targeted by watchdog Which? | BBC News

“Consumer watchdog Which? has called for regulators to change the way broadband services are advertised. Currently providers can use a headline speed for services even if only 10% of customers will actually get that speed. Which? found that a quarter of people would have chosen another deal if they had been better informed about the actual speeds they would receive.”

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Widow takes dead husband’s ashes into mobile phone shop after firm refuses to cancel contract | The Telegraph

“A widow took her dead husband’s ashes into a mobile phone shop to get them to cancel his monthly contract. Maria Raybould, 56, was threatened with bailiffs by T-Mobile and ordered to pay a cancellation fee after her husband David, 57, died from cancer. But despite showing the mobile phone giant the urn full of ashes, a death certificate, and funeral bills, it still refused to end the contract.”

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EA quietly blocks PS4 Share Play feature on FIFA 15 | T3

“EA Sports has dropped support for PS4 Share Play on FIFA 15, making it the latest game to block the feature. This is the first EA game to wave goodbye to the feature but by no means is it the first PS4 game. Activision has also blocked Share Play for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: Ghosts. Since then other major titles like Tomb Raider, Thief and Wolfenstein: The New Order have joined the boycott.”

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Xbox One v PS4: Microsoft could finally be winning the console battle | Daily Star

“Industry insiders believe Microsoft is battling strongly back against rival Sony as the PlayStation 4 boasts of strong sales. They think the Christmas battle of the consoles is swinging slightly towards the Xbox One right now after several top games came out only for that machine. Reviewers have been praising quality titles like racer Forza Horizon 2 and fun apocalypse gun blaster Sunset Overdrive.”

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Startup tests robot security guards at Microsoft campus  | Neowin.net

“The robot, known as K5, has been in development since 2013 and the company is revealed to have built seven so far. The K5 uses GPS, high definition cameras, sensors and motors powered by a huge rechargeable battery to navigate and relay back the visuals and data using a Wi-Fi network. The battery is said to last 24 hours on a single charge, and the robots are programmed to detect the depletion and head to a charging station.”

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Stuart O’Connor